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In pictures: The John Peel hit list
White Stripes

Peel bought the first White Stripes album on import from the US when he was browsing in a record shop in the Netherlands.

The band built up a following through their live performances before they became huge in 2001. Peel was quoted as comparing their importance to that of Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols.

John Peel's Reading Festival introduction

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